Oculus has finally confirmed an upgrade to the current Oculus Rift, revealing the Rift S today. Due around the same time as standalone headset Oculus Quest, the company had a couple of new titles to discuss for the mobile device, one of which is Shadow Point, the latest from British team Coatsink Software.
Known for titles including Esper, Augmented Empire and They Suspect Nothing, this new virtual reality (VR) experience by Coatsink looks like an epic puzzle adventure. In Shadow Point players head up to a mountain observatory to unravel the mystery of a missing schoolgirl. They’ll head to a strange world in the heavens, encountering all sorts of surreal locations whilst solving an elaborate assortment of puzzles along the way.
Having previously used the voice acting skills of Nick Frost (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz, Paul), and Kate Mulgrew (Orange is the New Black, Star Trek Voyager), the studio continues to stay on point courtesy of the legendary Sir Patrick Stewart (Star Trek: The Next Generation, X-Men, TED).
Shadow Point is set to include full locomotion support so players can wander around to their heart’s content, with the experience designed specifically for Oculus Quest. Coatsink have yet to confirm whether Shadow Point will be a launch day for the headset, or whether it’ll arrive soon after.
Oculus Quest is Facebook’s completely wireless head-mounted display (HMD), with inside-out tracking, Touch controllers, built-in audio and running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor. Listed for a Spring 2019 launch retailing for $399, the device has already had several videogames confirmed for launch, including Moss and most recently Beat Saber, which was only confirmed this week.
With it being the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2019 this week expect lots of VR news over the next couple of days, with VRFocus bringing you the very latest updates and announcements.